Meaning of “shortcut” - Learner’s Dictionary

shortcut

noun [ C ] ( also UK short cut) uk us /ˈʃɔːtkʌt/
QUICK

a quicker and more direct way of getting somewhere or doing something:

I took a shortcut through the car park.
COMPUTER

In computing, a shortcut is a quick way to start or use a computer program:

a shortcut key

(Definition of “shortcut” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)